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How Various Vape Flavors Hit Differently?

You’ve recently purchased vape juice formulated with your favorite flavors and have also invested in a quality vaporizer. But as you begin to vape the e-juice, you realize that something isn’t quite right. You don’t seem to enjoy the flavors as you did before. 

Like any seasoned vaper, you reckon that the problem probably lies with your temperature settings. So, you desperately play around with the wattage, hoping that you’ll now be able to savor the flavors in your e-juice. But nothing seems to work despite your best efforts. 

Now, if you’re a flavor chaser, you’re probably already familiar with this scenario. You might not already know that numerous factors affect flavor hit, not just temperature settings. 

This article shall unpack the various factors that impact how the different e-juice flavors hit, but first.

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Common E-juice Flavors

There are scores of vape juice flavors. If you’re looking to experiment with different flavors, you can consider purchasing your vape juice in a vape pod clearance sale. 

Not only will you get great bargains when you buy your vape juice from vape clearance sales. But you might also find high-quality vaporizers at incredibly affordable rates. 

The following are the top vape juice flavors that you’ll encounter out there. 

  • Tobacco flavors – Common with nicotine-containing e-juices
  • Vanilla flavors – Contain a mixture of sugary and caramel taste, with a light floral touch
  • Chocolaty flavors – Contain a mixture of sweet taste and cocoa aroma
  • Menthol flavors – Taste like mint
  • Pineapple flavors – Taste like pineapple
  • Strawberry flavors – Contain a balance between sweetness and acidity
  • Grapey flavors – Contain a balance between sweetness and tartness 
  • Coffee flavors – Also contain a balance of sweetness and acidity
  • Citrusy flavors – A mixture of sweet and sour tastes, as with citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and tangerines
  • Fruity flavors – A mixture of different types of fruits, ranging from citrus fruits to berries and even nuts
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Flavor Hit and Temperature Settings

Different temperature settings affect how the various flavors in vape juice hit. 

As you shall find, certain flavors vaporize at specific temperatures. And your vaping temperature, along with your coil’s resistance, determine how hot your vaporizer gets. This underscores the importance of investing in vaporizers that come with variable wattage or variable voltage. 

If you’re a new vaper and are yet to find your ideal vaping temperature, conventional wisdom starts with lower temperature settings. You can then work your way up in small increments until you reach a temperature that most efficiently brings out the flavors in your e-juice. 

Flavor Hit and Base Liquids

Base liquids are the most popular vape juice ingredients. They include vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). Now, vape flavors don’t exist on their own. Instead, they come diluted in these base liquids. So, it’s important to understand each base liquid’s role in optimizing the flavors in your e-juice.

Vegetable glycerin is a colorless, odorless, slightly sweet-smelling, and relatively thick plant-derived product that’s famous for its vapor-producing abilities. The liquid is a special favorite of cloud chasers. On the other hand, propylene glycol is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and relatively thin product added to e-juices to enhance flavor production.

Since propylene glycol is famous for its flavor-carrying properties, it’s intuitive to imagine that e e-juices containing higher PG: VG ratios deliver a better flavor experience. However, the situation is a bit more complicated than that.

While vaping, vapers swallow vapor as opposed to flavors, which means that your e-juice must be able to produce significant amounts of vapor for you to enjoy the flavors in the liquid. 

The best way to strike a balance here would be to start with e-juices formulated with a VG: PG ratio of 50: 50. Then, adjust the concentrations of each base liquid until you achieve a mixture that delivers maximum flavor hit.

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Flavor Hit and Airflow

Most cloud chasers prefer big airflow. More air entering your vaporizer translates to more vapor production. 

However, that vapor tends to be less dense and quickly billows out into massive clouds. The less-dense the vapor, the less intense the flavor hit. 

So, if you’re a flavor chaser, you’re better off restricting the amount of air flowing into your vape device. Restricted airflow translates to denser and warmer vapor, which, in effect, increases the intensity of the flavors in your e-juice. 

Getting the right balance would require purchasing a vaporizer that comes with an adjustable airflow system. Then, as with temperature settings and VG: PG ratios, you’ll need to experiment with different airflows until you find what delivers optimal flavor hits.

Flavor Hit and Flavor Combinations

Our bodies contain between 2000 and 8000 taste buds. Interestingly, our taste buds are primarily designed to distinguish between the five major tastes – sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami/savory. 

It’s a lot easier to savor the flavors in your e-juice if the liquid is made up of one of these base tastes. The converse is true for vape juices formulated with more than one of these primary tastes. 

For instance, you’ll likely find more satisfaction vaping chocolate-flavored e-juices with a predominantly sugary taste than inhaling e-juice containing near-similar concentrations of chocolate and citrus flavors (which are mostly acidic/sour).

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Evidently, numerous factors influence how the different flavors in your vape juice hit. If nothing changes even after implementing the above tips, you might want to change your flavors or take a brief hiatus from vaping to allow your taste buds to recover.

Reference Links:

https://heavy.com/vape/2019/01/best-e-juice/
https://breathepa.org/e-liquid-ingredients-may-not-know-youre-vaping/
https://www.science.org.au/curious/everything-else/how-do-our-tastebuds-work/
https://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/2016/03/flavour-chasing.html/
https://pinkspotvapors.com/the-12-best-e-liquid-flavors-which-flavors-are-most-popular/
https://www.vapeloft.com/blog/6-sources-throat-hit-you-may-not-know-about/

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